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Scherzo di Fantasia: Seated Warrior Holding a Serpent, and Standing Youth

Artist:
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Italian, Venice 1696–1770 Madrid)
Date:
1696–1770
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush with pale and dark brown wash, over black chalk
Dimensions:
13-3/4 x 10-13/16 in. (34.9 x 27.5 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1937
Accession Number:
37.165.18
Not on view
Guillaume de Gontaut-Biron, marquis de Biron (1859–1939); Guillaume de Gontaut-Biron, marquis de Biron (1859–1939)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Tiepolo and His Contemporaries," March 14, 1938–April 24, 1938.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings from New York Collections. III: The Eighteenth Century in Italy," January 30, 1971–March 21, 1971.

Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham (AL). "The Tiepolos: Painters to Princes and Prelates," January 8, 1978–February 19, 1978.

Michele & Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield Museums. "The Tiepolos: Painters to Princes and Prelates," March 19, 1978–May 7, 1978.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "18th Century Italian Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 18, 1990–December 9, 1990.

The Getty Villa, Malibu. "Drawings by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 11, 1993–July 25, 1993.

Harry B. Wehle Tiepolo and His Contemporaries. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1938, cat. no. 52, fig. no. 52, ill.

Walter Mehring European Drawings from the Collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Portfolio of Collotype Reproductions [Vol. 1: Italian Drawings; Vol. 2: Flemish, Dutch, German, Spanish, French, and British drawings; Vol. 3: "New Series": Italian, Flemish, Dutch, German, Spanish, French, and British drawings]. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 3 vols., New York, 1942–44, also N.S., no. 14., cat. no. 44 (vol.1), fig. no. 44, ill.

Jacob Bean, Felice Stampfle Drawings from New York Collections, vol. III: Eighteenth Century Italian Drawings. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 1971, p. 51, no. 98, cat. no. 98, ill.

James Byam Shaw "The Biron Collection of Venetian Eighteenth-Century Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art." The Metropolitan Museum Journal. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 3, New York, 1971, fig. no. 8, p. 244, ill.

E. F. Weeks, Barry Hannegan The Tiepolos: Painters to Princes and Prelates Exh. cat., Birmingham, Birmingham Museum of Art; Springfield, MA, Museum of Fine Arts. Birmingham, Alabama, 1978, cat. no. 45, fig. no. 45, ill.

Irina Grigorieva Disegni dell'Europa Occidentale dall'Ermitage di Leningrado. Exh. cat., Uffizi. Florence, Italy, 1982, cat. no. 34, p. 37.

Irina Grigorieva, Asja Kantor-Gukovskja I grandi disgni italiani delle collezioni dell'Ermitage di Leningrado.. Milan, [1984], cat. no. 63.

Jacob Bean, William M. Griswold 18th Century Italian Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1990, cat. no. 232, fig. no. 232, pp. 236-40, ill.



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